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Map to Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato



Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 pm.

Donations accepted Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday


415 209 0212

We are a nonprofit 501(3) group of volunteers dedicated to making our library system and its programs the best they can be.  Anyone who enjoys the pleasure of a good book or the myriad of benefits and services of the library should be a friend.  Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7098721.

You are invited to our

Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Sunday, June 9, 2024; 2 pm

California Map Room and Special Collections Annex

Mari Commons Bldg (Enter through Lobby B)

1600 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 182, San Rafael

Please RSVP to so we'll know how many to expect.

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Our speaker will be Jasmin Darznik, who is a Marin County resident and the bestselling author of three books, including The Bohemians.  This historical novel imagines the friendship between photographer Dorothea Lange and her Chinese American assistant in 1920s San Francisco.  There are many similarities of San Francisco then and today, including  recovery from a pandemic and rebuilding San Francisco.


The Friends partner with library staff to sponsor:

  • Entertainment, education, and connection for local communities through book clubs, lectures, storytimes, movie nights, and crafting classes.

  • Internet and technology access, computer literacy skills, and support for individuals, businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs.

  • Conversation clubs in Spanish and English for adults learners and bilingual storytimes for children.

  • Give away books for children to keep and cherish.  Last year over 1500 new books were given to children in partnership with First 5 Marin.

  • On the Wall Art lending programs.

  • The Shop at South Novato, with hands-on learning and activities for all ages.

June at The Book Place


It’s travel time, and we have a some specials designed for the season.

Our Travel section is 50% off; we have both U.S. and Foreign Travel guides, as well as travel writing. Complimenting that, we’ve also put our World Language section at 50% off.  Choose from among dictionaries, or fiction/non fiction titles in various languages.

To take along on your trip (even if it’s just to your comfy chair), we’ve put our Fiction Wall on sale again for just $2.00/book. This deal can’t be missed.

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Book Donation Info​


We are always in need of gently-used materials to keep our selection fresh. We are in particular need of the non-Fiction categories: History, Biography, Military, Science, etc. However, we ask that you check the Donations Guidelines before packing your donation, as many categories have limits (such as, nothing published more than 5 years ago). We accept donations on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am-4pm, at our large rollup door behind the store. Pull into the parking lot and look for us, where we’ll quickly screen your donation and provide a receipt if you like. If you are donating more than 2-3 bags/boxes, please phone ahead (415-209-0212) to check if we have room to take your donation, or if you have questions about anything you wish to donate. Thanks in advance!

The Book Place is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 4 pm.

Donations accepted Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday ONLY 10am- 4pm.

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